Sunday, July 5, 2009

Munich Feis July 4th weekend

July 4th weekend we headed down to Munich for the annual Tir na NOg Irish Dance feis. This is the school Sarah dances for. Dancers from all different schools from all over Europe come to compete. We traveled with Michelle and her 2 dancers, Hannah and Leisha. We hit some nasty thunderstorms traveling down, but made it in one piece.
This is Sarah taking first place in her beginner horn pipe. This is the very last beginner dance that she needed to place out of. There weren't enough dancers competing for her to place out, so even though she took first she will have to try again next feis.
Sarah is wearing her "new" solo dress in this picture. We bought it from another dancer who had outgrown it. You can only wear solo dresses for Intermediate dances and above, but those were about to begin and Sarah had to change before awards were handed out for beginner and primary dances. This was Sarah's very first feis dancing anything in the intermediate category. She was so nervous!
This is Sarah with Thea. The solo dress Sarah is wearing used to be Thea's.
Kayla is one of Sarah's close friends. Both Kayla and Sarah are READY for their Intermediate dances. When you start to place out of your beginner and primary level dances you move up to the intermediate level. Once you acheive this level you can wear a solo dress (it is unique and your own as opposed to the class dresses, in my case the kelly green or neon green dresses that you see in previous pictures).
Sarah and Hannah... Mom just loves to take lots of pictures! Sarah did very well at this feis and even though she didn't place at the Intermediate level she has a good experience dancing with those girls for her first time.
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